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Orbiter radiator panel solar focusing testTest data are presented which define the area around the Orbiter radiator panels for which the solar reflections are concentrated to one-sun or more. The concave shape of the panels and their specular silver/Teflon coating causes focusing of the reflected solar energy which could have adverse heating effects on equipment or astronaut extravehicular activity (EVA) in the vicinity of the radiator panels. A room ambient test method was utilized with a one-tenth scale model of the radiator panels.
Howell, H. R. (Vought Corp. Dallas, TX, United States) Rankin, J. G. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
August 12, 2013
July 1, 1983
Spacecraft Design, Testing And Performance
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